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Kiwi Survival Pack For Commonwealth Games Visitors

World record breaker Tim Rogers is in New Zealand until April 5 to start his latest mission… compiling a Kiwi Survival Kit for visitors to the Commonwealth Games.

The remarkable runner is under starter’s orders to put together the ultimate ‘home from home’ welcome, including Moro bars and Kiwi Blue mineral water, for tourist chiefs in the UK.

The Kiwi Survival Kit will be presented to visitors from NZ staying in hotels, guesthouses and farmhouses in Cheshire – the beautiful county around Manchester in North West England, which will host thousands of visitors for the Games.

Details of the Kiwi Survival Kit will be posted on - a dedicated website helping visitors from NZ find the perfect accommodation within easy reach of the Games.

The site focuses on tourism in Cheshire, which is one the most convenient places to stay with easy access to the city and all the sporting venues.

Tim Rogers, hit the headlines in 1999 for his record-breaking marathon challenge to become the fastest man to run a marathon on every continent – including Antarctica.

He broke the record in New Zealand, running the Huntly marathon, which became his seventh marathon in 99 days.

Rogers is also an official baton carrier for the Commonwealth Games… and shouldn't have too much trouble with the few hundred metres distance. But he is also carrying another baton while he's here – to promote the Commonwealth Games.

Having NZ residency, he splits his time between Auckland and the UK, putting him in an ideal position to talk knowledgeably about the region of England which is hosting the Games and what's on offer during the event, as well as giving tips on the best places to stay and visit.

He has been appointed as a tourism ambassador for Cheshire and has been instructed to research the best contents for a Kiwi Survival Kit.

Tim said, “The kit will feature exclusively Kiwi goodies like Moro bars, Watties Tomato Sauce, Weet Bix, Kiwi Blue Mineral Water, New Zealand Marmite and other favourites not on sale in the UK.

“We want to make our Kiwi friends especially welcome. Inevitably, accommodation will be limited in Manchester and many visitors will choose to stay outside the city centre in hotels, bed & breakfast and on farms.

“Cheshire is a great location with beautiful countryside and convenient for the UK’s motorway network and Manchester International Airport.

“The website dedicated to visitors from New Zealand offers all the information and booking facilities needed to plan a trip to the Games.”

All levels of accommodation from five-star hotels in the historic city of Chester to homely farmhouses can be viewed and reserved online.

With a history dating back more than 2,000 years and a landscape overflowing with attractions, Cheshire captures the very essence of England.


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